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Instagram transforms to platform for political conversations

Instagram transforms to platform for political conversations
December 8, 2020

With a global pandemic forcing communities into lockdown, polarization during the presidential election and civil unrest regarding systemic racism, 2020 has created the perfect storm to transform Instagram,...

Media’s influence on an impressionable generation impacts our well-being

Social media has become a integral part of everyones daily lives, influencing us in both a positive and negative way.
December 7, 2020

Social media and the internet are utilities that have been available for our generation for as long as we can remember. This includes appliances like phones, televisions and computers, but also apps that...

Social media’s impact on our generation

December 1, 2020

https://anchor.fm/charlotte-smith1/episodes/Social-Medias-Impact-on-our-Generation-eml4oc

COVID-19 introduces changes to the guidance department

Among other adjustments being made, the guidance department is now active on Twitter, posting updates regularly on their feed to keep students informed.
November 8, 2020

Like many things in and outside of Staples, the guidance department looks different this fall due to COVID-19. The counselors have made accommodations to help students in a safe and organized fashion.  This...

Riveting documentary, “The Social Dilemma” challenges perceptions of social media

As “The Social Dilemma” explains, social media apps such as these are run by human-made algorithms programmed to interpret user data and create a specific feed for each consumer.
September 26, 2020

As teenagers, we are often reminded of the trite adage that technology is taking over our lives. Complaints of academic stress, frustration over extracurriculars or even a measly headache will trigger...

Social media connects students in quarantine

These six apps -- Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, Messages, and Facetime -- are some of the apps students use to communicate during quarantine.
May 16, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8Hc_1tQMG4  

Social media spreads kindness

Charlie Zuckerman ’18 scrolls Instagram while at home. Social media is being utilized constantly during the pandemic, as it is a great way to stay connected.
May 3, 2020

Ever since cell phones and social media became a part of everyday life, it became much easier to contact people than it was before. Now in the middle of a global pandemic, social media is a vital part...

Instagram, please remove likes

 Instagram announced the removal of likes in November 2019. The change is expected to take place later this year.
January 15, 2020

As I scroll through Instagram, posts from friends, celebrities, meme accounts and puppies pass across my screen. Often, before even looking at the actual photo, my eyes instinctively go directly to the...

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